Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale was the 42nd vice president of the United States. Born and raised in Minnesota, Mondale’s political success has made him one of the most notable Minnesotans.

In 1964, when Democrat Hubert Humphrey left the Senate to become vice president, Mondale was appointed to succeed him. Mondale served until 1976, when he was elected vice president with President Jimmy Carter on the Democratic ticket.

Mondale's selection of U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate in 1984 made him the first major-party presidential nominee to put a woman on the ticket. He lost the presidential election to Ronald Reagan.

Mondale served as ambassador to Japan in the Clinton administration and has worked at a Minneapolis law firm since returning in to Minnesota in 1996.

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